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ELDERLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elderly mean? 

ELDERLY (noun)
  The noun ELDERLY has 1 sense:

1. people who are old collectively

  Familiarity information: ELDERLY used as a noun is very rare.


ELDERLY (adjective)
  The adjective ELDERLY has 1 sense:

1. advanced in years; ('aged' is pronounced as two syllables)

  Familiarity information: ELDERLY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELDERLY (noun)


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Meaning:

People who are old collectively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

aged; elderly

Context example:

special arrangements were available for the aged

Hypernyms ("elderly" is a kind of...):

age bracket; age group; cohort (a group people having approximately the same age)


ELDERLY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Advanced in years; ('aged' is pronounced as two syllables)

Synonyms:

aged; elderly; older; senior

Context examples:

aged members of the society / elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper / senior citizen

Similar:

old ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age)


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